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The Hong Kong Tailors Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Silk, Apr 6, 2007.

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  1. billybats

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    it is 9oz Dugdale...is it too thick for HK you think?
     
  2. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    For outdoors, in the summer, pretty much anything is too thick.
     
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    As Chobo said, everything is too hot if you are outside in HKG humid summer.
    If you go finer fabric (sub 8oz) you can only wear in summer time and tends to be not so durable.
    9oz Dugdale not a summer fabric IMO but wearable longest period of the year except coldest and hottest months.

    Nice choice of fabric and I would not blame sales rep explaining it to be "all season". [​IMG]
     
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    Great work on that single piece back, looks to me same place where Tailor Lai used to fit his customers.

    Quite surprised that the HK tailor would go for a single piece back, most of them would shy away or basically say NO
     
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    Not the best place for a "tourist question" in SF, really, these gentlemen are in a different league.

    They wont even step into those Indian run places but from my experience they are fine .....if one is really just looking for a fitted jacket or trouser....and in a tight time manners.
     
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    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shirts are possible in that time frame although you're cutting a lot of corners at that price. Good suits, not likely.
     
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    I found an old card here with contact details (the number is Michael's number, who works with Ng now):

    [​IMG]
     
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    I suggest maybe take a look at some stores, the fabrics they offer and their sample clothes before placing an order there. Some Hong Kong tailors travel internationally so you can try and get a good deal there. A week wouldn't be enough to get a decent custom shirt.
     
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    BTW, here are current Ng Sifu prices (Michael's really):

    Dugdale navy (New Fine Worsted), half canvass 2 pc $3,800, full canvass 4,900.
    Fresco 579 (Huddersfield Fine Worsted) navy , half canvass 2 pc $3,900 , full canvass $5000
    Harrison Frontier , half canvass 2 pc $4400 , full canvass $5500

    Grand Tailor (Hui Sifu):

    $8000 and up for standard 2 piece
     
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    Ng sifu offers good value if you like his cut.
     
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    ~$5000 hkd for full canvass? That's pretty attractive pricing. The photo from a few pages back looks decent, albeit only a shot from the back.
    Anyone have experience comparing it to the more popular houses like WWC, GY, and Grand? There's got to be some trade off right for nearly half the price?
     
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  13. sajk

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    I know gallery tailor Ltd Hong Kong these guys are the best and you should get always best price and a quality suits
     
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    His price goes up and quality goes down because Hong Kong all old tailors have low business because of old name they bring up always price's I know gallery tailors in cke mall tst these guys not make price up but quality is great and three years any problems with suit they look after
     
  15. beowolf

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    nvm
     
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    ??
     
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    I thought he was referring to the advertisement of Gallery Tailor
     
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    He was just asking if Hui sifu and to the states
     
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    Hui entry fabric ?
     
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    The best way to find out is to ask yourself as HK tailor prices can fluctuate depending on who the customer is.

    For instance, at one of the upper echelon tailors (very old school, a well known name on SF), I was quoted prices that simply wouldn't be offered to foreigners.
     
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